Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Feels Like Fall :)

Hey there stampers! Thanks for stopping by today! It's finally beginning to feel like fall even though I've been making Halloween cards and projects for what seems like months!  So I quickly whipped up this fall card this morning!
Today's card uses one of my favorite stamp sets called Branch Out.


  1. Start out with a card base of Dusty Durango card stock and add a panel of More Mustard card stock.
  2. Stamp the tree image from the Branch Out stamp set in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla card stock and add leaves in Close to Cocoa, Dusty Durango and More Mustard.
  3. Using Close to Cocoa and Dusty Durango ink pads, add color to edges of main panel using the direct to paper technique (I call it schmutzing-but I'm wierd like that).  Just hold the ink pad and swipe your card stock onto the edges of the stamp pad and work your way around until you like it. :)
  4. Adhere panel to rest of card.  Stamp sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla and punch with the Word Window Punch and add to More Mustard punched with the Modern Label Punch and finally onto Close to Cocoa punched with the Designer label Punch after being embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Bird and Swirls (it was a scrap and worked!)


  • STAMPS: Branch Out, All Holidays
  • INK: More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Close to Cocoa
  • PAPER: Very vanilla, More Mustard, Dusty Durango 
  • TOOLS: Word Window, Modern Label and Designer Label Punches

Have a great day-I am off to work!

1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful card, you have such talent! You just make them and do them so quickly, I'd be fretting and fussing and still not have something so nice looking!

    Schmutzing - not weird at all, I do it and never had a name for it!